The Republican Party posted Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign poster on Twitter with the slogan “We’re Only Getting Stronger Together.”
While around 55% of Americans disagree with that statement outright, its origins are garnering criticism as well.
If the slogan sounds familiar to you, that’s because it was lifted from one of the most qualified presidential candidates in American history and Donald Trump’s 2016 rival: Hillary Clinton.
Just in case you forgot about Clinton’s slogan, here’s photographic evidence. (Stronger Together was also the title of the book Clinton wrote with running mate Tim Kaine in 2016.)
Then Clinton responded.
“Now copy my plan on health care, a fairer tax system, and voting rights,” she wrote.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 12, 2019
The GOP—and Trump—were roundly criticized.
“Stronger Together” was literally Hillary’s slogan I’m so embarrassed for you.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) February 12, 2019
Well he stole her presidency. Might as well steal her slogan too
— Jane Austen (@JaneAusten1813) February 12, 2019
Nothing says “together” than the president who uses racism as a campaign slogan
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 12, 2019
Others also came to Clinton’s defense.
Well, he stole his main slogan, MAGA, from Reagan. At least now he's bi-partisan when it comes to stealing slogans.
— Mike Blackwell (@MikeBl815) February 12, 2019
I'm loving the snark in the morning!
— DonnaLynn #GlovesOff #TeamPelosi (@67donnalynn) February 12, 2019
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it should be noted that those in Trump’s orbit have been guilty of lifting from Clinton, not to mention other Democrats before.